Farrukhabad
 
A former Princely state founded in 1714, before the cession of Rohilkhand to the British Government, it was almost entirely surrounded by the dominions of the Wazir of Oudh. A tribute of Rupees 450,000 was paid by the Nawab Rais of Farrukhabad to the Wazir. This tribute was ceded to the British Government by the Treaty with the Wazir of 10th November 1801 (Oudh Treaty No. XXXVIII). In 1802 the Nawab ceded (Oudh Treaty No. XIX) the sovereignty of the province to the British Government, who settled on him and his heirs and successors a stipend of Rupees 108,000 a year.
Farrukhabad, a district in north India, was founded early in the eighteenth century by the Afghan, Mohammed Khan (d.1743), who was governor fi rst of Allahabad and later of Malwa. The subsequent struggles of his sons with Awadh, with the Rohillas and with the Marathas, culminated in Farrukhabad becoming a tributary to Awadh, by which state Farrukhabad was entirely surrounded. In 1801 Farrukhabad was ceded to the British by the Nawab Vizier of Awadh.
 
                     1714  Farrukhabad state founded.
       1714 - 10 Nov 1801  Tributary to Awadh (Oudh).
              04 Jun 1802  Reduced to an estate (Jagir).
 
 
  • Bangash Afghan (title: Nawab)
  • Mohammad Khan Ghanzanfar Jang S/o Ain Khan..............1714 - 1743 d. 1743
  • He was born perhaps in 1665 at Mau-Rashidabad. He was the son of Ain Khan, a Bangash Afghan of the Kagzai Karlani clan. When he was 20, Mohammad Khan joined the bands of Pathan freebooters. He was for many years a mercenary freebooter in the service of various Rajas of Bundelkhand where his courage and ability soon gained him a considerable reputation. In 1712 he supported, Farruksiyar in his struggle for the Imperial throne against his cousin Jahandar Shah. When Jahandar Shah was defeated Mohammad Khan was rewarded and received the title of Nawab. Later he got additional title of Ghazanfar Jang. After having successfully commanded he obtained leave to return home where he founded the towns of Kaimganj and Mohammadabad. The first town name after his eldest son and the second town, he named after himself. It is said that Farrukhsiyar became angry when he heard that Mohammad Khan had founded a town in his own name. To abate his benefactor's wrath, the Nawab announced his intention of founding another town which he would name after the emperor. Mohammad Khan asked for and obtained a grant of fifty two Bamtela villages as the site of the new city which he named FARRUKHABAD after Farrukhsiyar, the foundations which were laid in 1714. He got married and had three sons (Kaim Khan, Imam Khan and Ahmad Khan) and one daughter. He died 1743 at the age of 80.
  • Kaim Khan S/o Mohammad Khan..............................1743 - 22 Nov 1748 d. 1748
  • Imam Khan S/o Mohammad Khan.......................22 Nov 1748 - 1749
  • Ahmad Khan Ghalib Jang S/o Mohammad Khan.................1749 - Nov 1771 d. 1771
  • Ahmad Khan, Mohammad Khan's second son was chosen leader of the revolt. Ahmad Khan was made Amir-ul-Umra and imperial pay-master, served the Mughal Emperor well at the battle of Panipat. In 1750 he collected a force of Afghans and defeated and slew the Deputy of the Wazir Safdar Jang, who had confiscated territories belonging to his family. In 1769 the Marathas again made their appearance under Mahdaji Sindhia and Holkar and attacked Farrukhabad. The Wazir Safdar Jang called in the Mahrattas, which led to his ultimate ruin. Hafiz Rahmat whose territory in Etawah was also threatened, joined hands with Ahmed Khan and encamped between Fatehgarh and Farrukhabad. Ahmad Khan married and had two sons (Muzaffar Jang and Aminuddaula). He died in November 1771.
  • Dilar Himmat Khan Muzaffar Jang S/o Ahmad Khan.......Nov 1771 - 1796 d. 1796
  • He was born in 1758. He was poisoned to death by his eldest son in 1796. His second son became the next ruler.
  • Imdad Husain Khan Nasir Jang S/o Muzaffar Jang...........1796 - 04 Jun 1802 d. 1813
  • He was the last ruling Prince of Farrukhabad also known as Amin-ud-Daula. He ceded his estate on 04 June 1802 (02 Safar AH 1217) in return for a yearly allowance of 108,000Rs. He got married and had a son. He died in 1813.
  • Rulers of Farrukhabad estate (Jagir)
  • Imdad Husain Khan Nasir Jang S/o Muzaffar Jang....04 Jun 1802 - 1813
  • Khadim Husain Shaukat-i-Jang S/o Imdad Husain Khan.......1813 - 1823
  • He was born in 1803, succeeded to his fathers remaining property and entitlements. He got married and had a son. He died in 1823.
  • Tajammul Husain Khan S/o Khadim Husain...................1823 - 1846
  • He was born in 1822 and perhaps died in 1846.
  • Tafazzul Husain Khan.....................................1846 - 1858
  • He succeeded his cousin in 1846. He was condemed to death for his part in helping rebels during the Indian Mutiny, but the sentence was later commuted and he was exiled to Aden and his stipend was forfeited. He got married and had two sons (Zafar Husain Khan and Asghar Husain Khan). He died on 19 February 1882 at Makkah.
  • Zafar Hussain Khan S/o Tafazzul Husain Khan..............1858 - ?
  • He was born in 1840. He got married and had a son: Sultan Husain Khan (born in 1874).
  • unknown rulers
  • The non-co-operation movement started by Mahatma Gandhi in August,1920 also had its impact in the district. Meeting and Hartals were held at Farrukhabad, Fatehgarh, Kampil, Shamsabad, Kannauj, Indergarh and other towns. In 1928 a complete Hartal was held, large number of people staged demonstrations by marching in procession, waving black flags and carrying banners with the words "GO BACK SIMON." In 1930, the civil disobedience movement was started in Farrukhabad. Salt was also manufactured at Sikandarpur, Bholepur, Chibramau and Kannauj. En route from Kanpur on 30 November 1931, Jawahar Lal Nehru was met at each station in the district by large crowds. Subhash Chandra Bose visited Farrukhabad on 25 January 1940 and made a violent speech. On 15 August 1947 the country was liberated from British. The district still remembers those of its people who participated in the struggle for freedom.
  • Khurshid Alam Khan..........................................? - 20 Jul 2013
  • Member of Parliament for 15 years and a senior leader of the Indian National Congress, he was born on 05 February 1919 in Pitaura village in the Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh; educated at St. John's College, University of Agra (earning a Bachelor's degree with distinction and a Master's degree in History) and at the University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., where he successfully completed a course in Management Studies; member of the Governing Body of Dr.Zakir Husain Memorial College, New Delhi; Chairman of the Board of Governors of the YMCA Institute of Engineering, Faridabad; Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia University at Delhi, the creation of which, he was largely responsible for through Parliamentary law; member of Council of Indian Institutes of Technology; Member of the Rajya Sabha 1974-1984 and a Member of the 8th Lok Sabha 1984-1989 (resigned 18 July 1989); he presided over The Foreign ministers' Conference of Non-Aligned Countries at Delhi and Luanda; he represented India at the Republican Party Convention of the U.S.A. in 1988; Member of the Union Council of ministers; Union Minister of Education, Textiles, Tourism, Transport and of External affairs; Governor of Goa 18 July 1989 - 18 Mar 1991; Governor of Dadra and Nagar Haveli 18 Jul 1989 - 25 Mar 1991; Governor of Karnataka 06 January 1991 - 02 December 1999 and Governor of Kerala 04 May 1996 - 25 January 1997. He was the first Muslim to serve as a minister in the foreign office. He got married Saeeda Begum Sahiba, daughter of Dr. Zakir Hussain, 3rd President of India, and had a son: Salman. He also has three daughters: Rehana Mishra, Nilofer Menon and and Anjum Shirazi. He died at Escorts Heart Hospital in New Delhi on 20 July 2013 at the age of 94.
  • Salman Khurshid Khan S/o Khurshid Alam Khan.......20 Jul 2013 - date
  • He was born on 01 January 1953 in Aligarh, educated at St. Xavier's High School, Patna, at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, at St. Stephen's College, Delhi and at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, U.K. (B.A. (English and Jurisprudence), M.A., B.C.L.); he taught as Lecturer in Law at Trinity College, Oxford prior to entering the political field in 1981 as an Officer on Special Duty in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) under Indira Gandhi till 1982. He was elected Member of the 10th Lok Sabha 1991-1996; later he became the Deputy Minister of Commerce in June 1991 and then Minister of State for External Affairs January 1993 - June 1996; Chairman, Department of Foreign Affairs 1996-1997; Spokesperson, All India Congress Committee, 1998-99; President, Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee 1999-2000 and 2005-2008. He was re-elected as Member of Parliament from Farrukhabad in 2009 and was appointed Union Minister of State (with Independent Charges) of Corporate Affairs and Minority Affairs in from 13th July 2011; Union Cabinet Minister, Water Resources 19 Jan 2011 - 12 July 2011, Minister of Law and Justice 28 May 2011 28 October 2012; Minister of External Affairs 28 October 2012 26 May 2014; two time President of the Uttar Pradesh Pradesh Congress Committee; President of the Delhi Public School Society and Dr. Zakir Hussain Study Circle. Apart from politics he is the author of the play "Sons of Babur", published by Rupa & Co., which has been staged, at the Red Fort in Delhi; also the author of "At Home in India", a restatement of Indian Muslims (Vikas 1987), "The Contemporary Conservative: Selected Writings of Dhiren Bhagat" published in 1990, "If Winter Comes" published by Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd., 1991, and "Beyond Terrorism" (UBS 1994), He is chairman of Dr. Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust; Chairman, Indian Institute of Export and Import Management; President, Delhi Public School Society 1992-2005; President, Dr. Zakir Husain Study Circle: President, Jasne Gul Pharosan (Phoolwaloon Ke Sair); President, Marcus Murch Memorial Theatre Foundation; President, Pet Welfare Club of India; PATRON of Mother Teresa Memorial Trust/Mother Teresa Foundation. He married Louise Begum Sahiba on 07 January 1984, and has three sons (Omer, Samar and Zafar) and one daughter. He came 04th and lost his deposit in the Lok Sabha elections 2014 contesting from Farrukhabad.
 
 

Currency:  Rupee = 16 Anna = 64 Pice = 192 Pie

 

KM#28 Rupee. Year: (12)11 - RY 31 [1796].Weight: 10.66g. Metal: Silver. Diameter: 26.00 mm. Edge: Plain. Alignment: Medal. Mint: Ahmadnagar - Farrukhabad. 

Obverse legend: "سکہ زد صاحب قراني زتائید الہ" (Struck coin like Lord of the Fortuitous Conjunction by the help of God). "حامی دین محمد شاہ عالم بادشاہ" (The defender of the faith of Prophet Muhammad, the emperor Shah Alam) / (12)11.

Reverse legend: "سنہ ٣١ جلوس میمنت مانوس ضرب احمدنگر فرخ آباد" (Zarb Ahmadnagar - Farrukhabad Sanah 31 julus maimanat manus) [Struck at Ahmadnagar - Farrukhabad in the year 31 of the accession associated with tranquil prosperity]. Mintage Years: AH1175//1 (1761), AH1175//2 (1761), AH1175//3 (1761), AH1176//3 (1762), AH1177//4 (1763), AH1177//5 (1763), AH1178//5 (1764), AH1179//6 (1765), AH1179//7 (1765), AH1180/7 (1766), AH1183/10 (1769), AH1186/13 (1772), AH1187//15 (1773), AH1188 //16 (1774), AH1189/16 (1775), AH1189//17 (1775), AH1190//18 (1776), AH1192//19 (1778), AH1193//20 (1779), AH1194//21 (1780), AH1195//21 (1780), AH1196//21, AH1196//22 (1781), AH1196//23 (1781), AH1197//23 (1782), AH1197//24 (1782), AH1198//24 (1783), AH1198//25 (1783), AH1199//27 (1784), AH1200//27 (1785), AH1203//29 (1788), AH1205//31 (1790), AH1206//31 (1791), AH1207//31 (1792), AH1208//31 (1793), AH1209//31 (1794), AH1211//31 (1796), AH1212//31 (1797), AH1212//39 (1797), AH1213//39 (1798), AH1214//39 (1799), AH1215//39 (1800), AH1216//39 (1801), AH1217//39 (1802), AH1218//39 (1803), AH1219//39 (1804), AH1220//39 (1805), AH1224//39 (1809), AH1225//39 (1810), AH1227//39 (1812) and AH1228//39 (1813). Ruler: Amin-ud-Dawla Imdad Husain Khan (1796-1802) citing Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II [Ali Gauhar] (ruled: 1760-1788 and 1788-1806). Note: Common.

Note: This couplet appears of coins minted at Akbarabad, Shahjahanabad and Farrukhabad in gold and at Akbarabad, Orchha (from AH1211), Bareli, Shahjahanabad, Farrukhabad and Muzaffargarh (from AH1209) in silver.

 
 
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